Summer 1940. Fourteen-year-old Tessa Graham finds herself in a new, unfamiliar world. For her safety, she is sent from England to Chicago to live with the prominent Ardley family just before the London Blitz. Stifled by the ways of the rich, she is soon drawn to the city’s infamous South Side.
Alexa is thrilled to share with you her debut novel series, the "Rose of Anzio", a WWII love story that spans the period between 1940 to 1945 that is also a tribute to all the brave soldiers who fought in the Battle of Anzio during WWII. Alexa grew up in New York City and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She has traveled to more than 123 cities, and she loves to explore new places and different cultures. When not at work, she lives a second life as a novelist. Her favorite romantic tales are "Romeo and Juliet", "Gone with the Wind", "Titanic", "Candy Candy" by Japanese author and poet Keiko Nagita, and "Love in the Fallen City" by Chinese author Eileen Chang. Alexa loves larger-than-life love stories, and hopes to bring you many more.